Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Monday, April 5.
Gov. Ned Lamont at his press conference on Monday, April 5.
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At his press conference on Monday, April 5, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said that the state is continuing to have strong momentum when it comes to administering Covid vaccines to residents.
According to state statistics: 1,329,149 first doses have been administered, while 809,663 residents have been fully vaccinated.
Over 82 percent of residents 65 years and older have been vaccinated, with 75 percent of residents 55 and older vaccinated, and 67 percent of residents 45 years and older vaccinated.
On April 1, residents 16 years and older became eligible for Covid vaccinations.
Gov. Lamont said that this week there will be 288,000 first doses of the vaccine delivered to the state.
“That is 280,000 additional appointments you can make this week, so don’t hold back,” Gov. Lamont said. “The vast majority of 45 and above has been vaccinated, and a much higher number than those who all have antibodies given the nature of the infections. But we still have a way to go with the 16 to 45 year-old age group. They just opened up and that’s 18 percent.”
He said that he has no plans to roll back capacity limits for restaurants, houses of worship and retail stores.
Gov. Lamont added that he anticipates the state to allow for outdoor graduations and parades this year.

He added that there would be a rollout of additional vaccine access starting this week, including 35 additional mobile vaccination units, and up to 300 additional pharmacies administering the vaccine.

As for the daily case summary, Lamont said that for the past month the test positivity rate has been between three and four percent.
“I feel like it’s steady as it goes here,” Gov. Lamont said. “Hospitalizations have been trending down a little bit, which is good.”

Statistics as of April 4:

Total Covid cases in Connecticut: 316,655
Litchfield County confirmed cases: 13,216. Probable cases: 1,431. Confirmed deaths: 285. Probable deaths: 36.
Daily test positivity rate: 3.28 percent
Patients currently hospitalized: 484
Covid related deaths: 7,923

Total confirmed cases per town as of April 4:

Winsted: 570
Torrington: 3,196
Barkhamsted: 144
Colebrook: 53
New Hartford: 330
Norfolk: 63

Testing: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s drive-thru testing is at 211 High Street in Torrington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).

Starting on Monday, April 12, Hartford Healthcare Center will have new hours for Covid testing: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Community Health & Wellness (CHWC): Community Health & Wellness (CHWC), Torrington, CT, will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing throughout the month of April. Testing will be conducted on Fridays in an outdoor tent at its Torrington facility at 469 Migeon Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  The dates are:  April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30.  

Testing is open to all and available on a first come first serve basis, with no appointment, insurance, symptoms, or doctor order needed.  For those who wish to preregister, a form can be found on the CHWC website at www.chwctorr.org.   The test is free, with results known within three days.
In addition, CHWC will continue to offer periodic pop-up testing throughout the region.  The Torrington center is also taking appointments and walk-ins Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. for the month of April.  To pre-register call 860-387-0400.
To date, CHWC has conducted more than 6,000 COVID-19 tests. 

For more information, call 860-489-0931.

Vaccinations: Please note, this is the current vaccination location list as of March 4. Updated locations will be added as information becomes available

Vaccination locations State vaccination information website: https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal

CVS Pharmacy at 49 Main Street in Winsted is scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals.

Please note that if problems are experienced with Internet Explorer, try using the Google Chrome browser to navigate their site. Residents without computer access may call (888) 300-4419.
Please click here for a link to make an appointment through CVS

Winsted Stop and Shop: 200 New Hartford Rd, Winsted  (860) 738-2707

Other vaccine providers – all located in Torrington:

Walmart Pharmacy – 970 Torringford Street – no phone appointments available

Walgreens Pharmacy – 28 Elm Street – no phone appointments available
https://www.walgreens.com/topic/covid19vac/CT.jsp

Torrington Area Health District – 350 Main Street – no phone appointments available
https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations—VAMS-Support

Hartford Healthcare 153 South Main Street – 860-827-7690
https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – 540 Main Street – 860-827-7690
https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/covid-vaccine/schedule-your-vaccine

Big Y Pharmacy: 504 Winsted Road, Torrington – (860) 489-2970

Petricones Torrington Pharmacy: 110 East Main Street, Torrington – (860) 489-5511

Mental health resources: 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-888-444-3339 or text “LISTEN” 741-741

Greenwoods Counseling Referrals: Mental health and substance use assessments, treatment, and referrals. Financial assistance available 860-567-4437

Addiction: Community Outreach and Recovery Navigator Sarah Toomey 860-309-3845. Free and confidential support, resources, NARCAN, harm reduction for the entire family.

Western CT Mental Health: Higher level of psychiatric and substance abuse care 860-496-3700.

To send community information, including resources for residents, email winstedphoenix@gmail.com

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